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Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Experts warn that editing human embryos can create unintended mutations in other areas – so-called 'off-target effects' – which can have an impact through the lifetime

DISTURBING. Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks on the stage at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Shenzhen Harmonicare Women and Children's Hospital say in a statement that it suspects the signature on a document approving the experiment, specifically its adherence to ethical standards, was falsified


China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Chinese university professor He Jiankui posts a video on YouTube saying his twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had had their DNA altered to prevent them from contracting HIV